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Congratulations to Mrs. Olson, our Gifted Specialist, at Paseo Hills!
Winner of the Az Cardinals & University of Phoenix
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June 12, 2020Due to the increasing cases of COVID-19 in Arizona, we are going to cancel Gifted Rocks! summer camp this year. This was not an easy decision for our teachers and staff as we know our gifted kiddos really want to get out and experience some in-person learning. We just need to make sure both our students and staff are safe at this time.We will begin processing full refunds for everyone who was registered on Monday June 15th.We applicate your understanding and flexibility.
We hope to be able to offer our gifted summer program again this year for gifted identified students entering 1st - 9th grades.
With teachers coming back for the 2020-21 school year the end of July, and the possibility of having social distancing
continue into the summer, we are focusing our efforts on just one week this year. That said we will still offer
two options that week. If we do need to cancel camp, parents will be notified and receive a full refund.
Gifted Rocks 2020 - Both Sides of the Brain!
Monday June 15th - Friday June 19th
Choose one or both!
Focus on the Right Side of the Brain!
8:00 - 11:45 AM
The MORNING session will focus on the right brain, featuring the following course areas of study; students will be grouped by grade level and will experience all 3 course areas of study:
Painting and Arts
Logic and Mindfulness
Focus on the Left Side of the Brain!
12:30 - 4:15 PM
The AFTERNOON session will focus on the left brain, featuring the following course areas of study; students will be grouped by grade level and will experience all 3 course areas during the camp:
Animal Research with Bone Boxes
Logic and Mindfulness
More information (class discriptions, fees, etc.) is in our flyer:Information Flyer
If you register for both camps (i.e. Morning & Afternoon)
a discount is provided at checkout.
Safety Protocols for 2020
Please bring the following:
First Day of camp
Students each day
- Bag lunch
- A morning and afternoon snack
- Enough water for the day (drinking fountains are turned off)
- Masks are optional
What the process looks like
- We ask that only one parent/guardian bring their child to sign in in the morning. (After the first day, older children can do this for themselves.)
- Park in the parking lot off of Rose Garden Lane and follow the signs.
- Everyone will meet/check in, in Goldwater's large cafeteria. This will allow room for everyone to socially distance.
- All surfaces and materials will be cleaned multiple times a day
Who Can Attend Gifted Rocks Summer Programs?Any child who meets the age requirnments, and ...
- Has a score at the 90th percentile or higher on a state aproved Gifted Identification Test in the areas of Verbal, Quantitative, or Nonverbal
- Is already in a gifted or advanced program
- Has a gifted identified sibling meeting the above requirnments
**Students do not have to be enrolled in a DVUSD school in order to attend**
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need documentation approved.
- Bag lunch